After London’s win against Leeds, Manchester grime artist, ‘R.I.O’, took on Nottingham’s ‘Mez’, in a victorious battle for the Grime-A-Side quarter final.
With a 58% majority vote Manchester’s ‘Rio’ took the top spot and knocked ‘Mez’ out of the tournament.
The competition, hosted by Red Bull, sees grime artists from eight major UK cities battle it out in the hope of earning regional supremacy and the Grime-A-Side trophy.
In the next round of quarter finals, Sheffield’s ‘Kannan’ faces Leicester’s ‘Kamakaze’. Votes for the winning artist will be held open until 23 September.
After Birmingham’s ‘Jaykae’ competes against Derby’s ‘Eyez’, the fierce competition will see its four biggest grime artists fight for the champion title.
In the next round of the competition Manchester will face the winner of the Birmingham vs. Derby to fight for a place in the final.